in concert

“From a place of stillness she builds, taking away, building again and again taking away… flow, flow, flow, compelling and gentle, inhale and exhale, push and pull …”
“she is shaman moving forms and energy in the room…”

“This was inventive, exploratory, crazy, fun, definitely different. My feeling is that piano music will never be the same.”
Sally Rowsell, The St. John’s Telegram

“Her vibrant energy and on-stage intensity when she leaps at her piano is infectiously inspiring… An evening of Pui Ming’s music live is something I never miss”.
Laiwan, RicePaper

“Genius such as hers, the volcanic creativity that pours from her fingers onto the keyboard like molten lava, melts all attempts to catergorize”.
Stephen Pederson, Halifax.
Review of Atlantic Jazz Festival

“the most unique genius to touch a keyboard in Canada since Glenn Gould”
Harry Currie, Kitchener-Waterloo Record

“La musique est tantot très douce, très mélodique, et tantot très explosive, avec des quasi-centuples croches . . . Quand Lee Pui Ming se déchaine au piano elle transmet littéralement- et on l’a bien senti, au creux de l’estomac- à son public . . . une fulgurante énergie physique.”
Alain Bergeron, La Nouvelle Victoriaville et Bois-Franc

“a performer of uncommon imagination and intensity… her piano playing shows flourish: her vocalizations reveal absolutely no inhibition. If music makes the world go ‘round, then she surely has given this old globe a spin.”
Mark Miller, The Globe and Mail

“Lee’s amazing energy and her dedication to her truly original musical vision simply sweeps the audience along with her. There was thunderous applause . . . ”
Bronwyn Drainie, The Globe and Mail

 


Quotable Quotes
in concert
“This was inventive, exploratory, crazy, fun, definitely different. My feeling is that piano music will never be the same.”
Sally Rowsell, The St. John’s TelegramHer vibrant energy and on-stage intensity when she leaps at her piano is infectiously inspiring… An evening of Pui Ming’s music live is something I never miss”.
Laiwan, RicePaper“with two large aluminum sheets covering the strings, Lee attacked the keyboard furiously, leaping at it catlike from several steps away. It was an intense, invigorating display of technique . . . the highlight of the performance.”
James Hale, Ottawa Citizen“Genius such as hers, the volcanic creativity that pours from her fingers onto the keyboard like molten lava, melts all attempts to catergorize”.
Stephen Pederson, Halifax.
Review of Atlantic Jazz Festival

“the most unique genius to touch a keyboard in Canada since Glenn Gould”
Harry Currie, Kitchener-Waterloo Record

“La musique est tantot très douce, très mélodique, et tantot très explosive, avec des quasi-centuples croches . . . Quand Lee Pui Ming se déchaine au piano elle transmet littéralement- et on l’a bien senti, au creux de l’estomac- à son public . . . une fulgurante énergie physique.”
Alain Bergeron, La Nouvelle Victoriaville et Bois-Franc

“a performer of uncommon imagination and intensity… her piano playing shows flourish: her vocalizations reveal absolutely no inhibition. If music makes the world go ‘round, then she surely has given this old globe a spin.”
Mark Miller, The Globe and Mail

“Lee’s amazing energy and her dedication to her truly original musical vision simply sweeps the audience along with her. There was thunderous applause . . . from people who had looked distinctly panicky when she first started playing”.
Bronwyn Drainie, The Globe and Mail

on record
who’s playing
Lee Pui MIng’s sound is unique and highly exciting . . . best witnessed live, crucial tensions from its perfomance are preserved on the excellent who’s playing.
Wire Magazine

“Une revelation, ni plus ni moins” (A revelation, nothing less) Luc Bouquet Improjazz, France

“Lee Pui Ming moulds piano and vocal into a gleeful avant-garde concoction that is all her own”
Eye Magazine, Toronto

Taklamakan
“so strong is her vision of what her music should sound like, that the diverse cultural elements are bent to her will”
Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star

“an exceptionally evocative and atmospheric suite of music”
Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight (Vancouver)

Strange Beauty
“You will be amazed at what this music has to offer, what it presents as new and what it calls forth from the traditions of east and west, ancient and modern. This is new music with brains and with heart. Let yourself be amazed by Lee Pui Ming.”
Jean LeBlanc, Classical disCDigest

Nine-Fold Heart
JUNO nomination in Best Global Recording category. 1994

“Working with her very own musical language (Lee Pui Ming’s) . . . sounds stretch into musical realms where few venture. Lee creates an East-meets-West, old-meets-new, ever-unfolding fable for the mind and the heart”
NOW, Toronto